Tablets may have started out as gadgets of pure convenience for leisurely browsing or working on the go, but they are fast becoming a must own for any modern business. Now it’s possible to use your tablet not only as a mobile office, but as a powerful solution to business growth, with so many ways in which one’s use can assist profit growth. Here’s a look at how to use your tablet to increase your sales:
One of the most popular ways to use a tablet in business can be seen in the retail and hospitality sectors, remote ordering. It’s becoming less unusual to see staff walking around their shop or eatery floor with a tablet in hand to take orders and send them electronically to the kitchen or stock room. This sort of remote ordering increases business productivity and allows for maximum profitability.
Mobile payment solutions
It might not be cost effective to use credit card machines and merchant services if you are just a small business, however if you do wish to accept card payment a tablet can help you do this with the use of mobile payment apps and card readers with tablet connectivity. These mobile payment solutions do cost, but at a fraction of the price of traditional in store card payment solutions.
There are multiple chances to reduce your business costs with a tablet. Reduce your carbon footprint and drop paper costs by asking customers to fill in customer feedback forms in-store on-tablet, forget costly desktop computer set-ups in your stores and office and opt for tablets instead or even do away with some of your staff completely. Switching tech for human interaction is becoming surprisingly commonplace. Tablets may be the new way for customers to order restaurant food in particular, allowing for the reduction in staff who usually process orders.
On the fly training
We don’t all have time for lengthily training courses and out-of-office conference sessions, but when you want to expand your business knowledge it’s now possible to do so on the go in lunch breaks or a lull in footfall. E-learning is a lucrative business, whether you want to browse a few inspiring slideshows for free or take an extensive IT course from the web (see here) it’s all possible.
Get with the times
Want to show your customers you a business of the 21st century? A computer tablet is a sure fire way to demonstrate you’re a contemporary business on top of your game! There’s still quite a fun factor around tablet use for businesses too, there’s opportunity to create a real buzz for your customers and enhance their customer experience. How about offering your customers the chance to play games whilst they wait for a pedicure to dry or to leave behind an iPad sketch which expresses their time with you? A tablet can be used to create an unusual experience as well as a simple business transaction.